Current form and her breakout performances last year make Spratt the rider to beat on Sunday morning in the women's road race at Buninyong, near Ballarat.
But if Spratt is feeling any pressure, she is hiding it well. The Mitchelton-Scott team leader would also be happy for one of her teammates to win the 104km road race on the hilly Mt Buninyong circuit. As usual, they will boost a powerful lineup.
Spratt and teammate Gracie Elvin are two-time road race champions, while Lucy Kennedy and Grace Brown are also contenders.
"I know there will be a lot of eyes on me at all the race in January, given the season I've just had and my history as well," Spratt said. "But I'm just really confident now in my overall plan, so I know exactly where I'm at.
"I know I'm still capable of really good results, but I'm also mindful in our team that we have six other riders who are hungry as well. It's definitely not all up to me."
For a rider who does not peak in January, Spratt has made a superb start to the season.
She won the opening round of the Bay Crits on January 1 and repeatedly animated Friday night's criterium at the nationals.
Teammate Sarah Roy finished runner-up behind Rebecca Wiasak.
"Things are looking really good and Spratty's in great form. I don't think that's a shock to anybody," Roy said.
"Going into Sunday ... we'll have a bigger team and a stronger team."
Last year, Spratt went up a level and won silver in the road race at the world championships.
But she also knows better than anyone that a strong team does not guarantee success in the nationals road race.
A year ago, local Ballarat rider Shannon Malseed scored an upset win and Spratt was the first Mitchelton-Scott rider in fourth place.