Yankee Rockstar ( Aston Villa ) started the New Year on a winning note at Geelong. He won the James and Son Pace over 2100 metres in a time of 1.58.1 , last half 57.9 after coming from last and finishing over the top of them after making a long sustained , 4 wide run. Despite being inconvenienced he won by 11.2 metres with his head on his chest. As usual Gavin Lang was in the bike and The Rockstar was turned out in superb condition by Emma Stewart and Clayton Tonkin. He is raced in partnership by the Peter Tonkin Racing Syndicate and Lauriston Bloodstock. With a bit of luck 2015 may be his year, as he has only had 15 starts for 11-1-2 and $83,503.