Driven by Chris Alford from barrier 8 over the 1680 metres Rocknroll Icon was held back from the barrier to find a spot in the running line , from there he circled the field and challenged for the lead with a lap to go. It was on for young and old with the leader Jilliby Road Runner attempting to hold the lead. Quarters of 30.9 , 27.6 , 27.1 , and 28.4 resulted in a track record mile rate for 2 year olds of 1.54.2. beating the previous record by 3.6 seconds. Rocknroll Icon was too strong and went on to win by 17.2 metres with 58.8 metres between second and third. Emma Stewart trained Rocknroll Icon after he qualified for farm manager Geoff Walker.
Rocknroll Icon is the first foal of the very good mare National Gallery ( Artsplace - Lils Dream ) 1.54.4 $90,600. Her second foal a Mach 3 colt sold to Mark Purdon for $52,000 at last years APG sale.