Byerley Bloodstock’s Liam Peters topped the WA leaderboard at the Gold Coast National Foal Sale earlier this week when bidding $240,000 for a King’s Legacy colt from Star Encounter (Lot 309).

Byerley Bloodstock and its chief client Peters Investments had outlaid $610,000 for foals by Toronado (Ire) and So You Think (NZ) at the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale on May 6.

The King’s Legacy colt went full-circle as his dam Star Encounter (Jeune) was a homebred LR Pinjarra Cup (2400m) winner for Peters Investments in 2009.  And at stud she foaled the Group 2-winning cerise and white colour-bearers Perfect Jewel (WA Guineas) and Star Exhibit (Perth Cup – twice).

Peters Investments sold Star Encounter for $105,000 at the Inglis Digital December Sale in 2020.  The King’s Legacy colt is her first foal since changing hands for a new partnership managed by James Ferguson of Bell River Thoroughbreds.

Ascot trainer Luke Fernie was next best among Western Australian buyers with $170,000 for a So You Think (NZ) filly out of Scarlet Moretta (Lot 273).

She was offered by Fairhill Farm and is a half-sister to three winners including Cerberus (Listed SAJC Hill Smith Stakes).

Fellow Ascot trainer Simon Miller went back to source that has been a productive avenue of winners in recent years when he spent $267,500 for four foals on the Gold Coast.

His buys on Sunday and Monday comprised fillies by Pierata (Lot 62) for $80,000, St Mark’s Basilica (Lot 303) also for $80,000, Gold Standard (Lot 219) for $67,500 and Portland Sky (Lot 342) for $40,000.

Miller’s classy filly Generosity graduated from the Glastonbury Farms draft at the 2021 Magic Millions National Foal Sale for just $9,000.  Saturday victory in the Peters Investments Plate (1200m) sent her earnings to $197,000 and there’s also black-type in the bank with placings in this season’s G3 Champion Fillies (1600m) and LR Lee-Steere Classic (1400m).

Generosity (3f Divine Prophet – Orabelle by Casino Prince) was a dominant winner when driving home for a one-length victory over Luvnwar (War Decree) and The Boss Lady (Street Boss).  Her dam is a daughter of G1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) winner Bel Mer (Bel Esprit).

“She’s had some bad luck in her races but has been a good galloper at home,” stable rep Kelly Kinninmont said.  “Simon thought blinkers would make a difference and the boss was right today.  She travelled well for Brad (Parnham) and let down nicely in the straight.”

Kinninmont forecast Generosity will target the $125,000 LR Raconteur Stakes (1400m) at Belmont on June 8.