Coffs Harbour winner Effective notched the first victory for her sire Affected in the Ooh Media Maiden (1209m) on Saturday.
Effective (3f Affected – Allybis by Alannon) is the first and only starter for her sire. Trained by Trevor Hardy for Dorrigo based owner-breeder Greg Bailey, she was returning from a freshener after unplaced runs at Ballina and Grafton in November.
Now 13, Affected stands at Waratah Lodge in South Grafton and he has covered no more than a handful of mares in each of his five seasons at stud.
Affected was bred by John Singleton and was initially trained by Gillian Heinrich for five wins at provincial and country venues in Queensland. He is by Hennessy and other sons of one-time Coolmore shuttler include G1 sire Henny Hughes and the ill-fated All Bare One.
– Karl Patterson