Donald - Race 4 1:45pm AEST

No. 3 Spooning

Spooning ran an honest race over the mile at The Valley on New Year’s Eve and is a much better horse than her first-up run suggests.

The daughter of Ocean Park struck a bottomless track at Sale a few weeks ago and failed to handle the conditions, but she should appreciate a much firmer surface here with a win to her name on the soft.

The step up to the mile should suit now with a little more fitness on her side, and this does look a much easier contest. The blinkers go back on and I think she’ll be hard to beat.

Donald - Race 5 2:25pm AEST

No. 1 Rolls

Rolls doesn’t win out of turn, but he does have decent form in the wet and a much easier task ahead of him coming out of the Apsly Cup at Casterton.

Maddie Raymond’s four-year-old stuck on well to just miss a place that day and he should find this a touch easier dropping back in grade.

The claim has been put to good use and Matthew Chadwick has been riding a stack of winners recently. Looks a big chance.

Donald - Race 6 3:05pm AEST

No. 1 The General

The General returns from a freshen-up looking to build on a last-start fourth at Ballarat.

The son of Charm Spirit doesn’t win out of turn, but he does give an honest effort more often than not, finding the money in 10 of his 15 starts so far.

He’s raced well fresh in the past, loves this trip, and is another one that handles a bit of sting out of the track.

Donald - Race 7 3:45pm AEST

No. 7 Logo Logic

Logo Logic won well over this track and trip last time out and looks capable of going on with it now.

The wide draw leaves him with work to do, but apprentice Sheridan Clarke seems to have a good rapport with the horse after boxing on to win by four lengths a week ago.

The fact that win came on soft going is a big plus and there’s no knock on his fitness with three runs under the belt now.