Townsville Bulletin - - NATION -

IT’S a big day of rac­ing in Syd­ney and Mel­bourne to­day with the run­ning of the $ 10 mil­lion TAB Ever­est at Rand­wick and the $ 2 mil­lion Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas.

More than 40,000 peo­ple are ex­pected to gather at Royal Rand­wick to cel­e­brate the in­au­gu­ral Ever­est event.

Fun, flirty and flo­ral frocks will be the favourites in the fash­ion picks. Royal Rand­wick mem­bers are asked to avoid wear­ing “gar­ments which show midriff, leg­gings worn as pants, torn or ripped cloth­ing” and in­ap­pro­pri­ate footwear or jack­ets such as wind­cheaters, denim and track­suit tops.

From a trend per­spec­tive, Myer am­bas­sador model Jen­nifer Hawkins said flo­rals were set to be a fea­ture this Syd­ney spring car­ni­val.

“I’m lov­ing the flo­rals this sea­son, it’s a lot of flo­ral on flo­ral,” the reg­u­lar race­goer said. “The beau­ti­ful crowns and head­bands are also on trend.”

In Mel­bourne, girl power is hop­ing to win out to­day, with star filly Catchy tak­ing on the boys in the Caulfield Guineas.

The Block star El­yse Knowles caught up with the three- year- old filly ahead of the big race to share some of her win­ning tips from the top- rat­ing show.

“She’s the only girl in the race so I say go girl power all the way,” she says.

Knowles and part­ner Josh Barker are lead­ing the race in the fi­nal episodes of The Block.

“Hope­fully my win­ning pow­ers will rub off on her and her win­ning pow­ers will drop on me for auc­tion day.”

Catchy, who cap­tured Vic­to­ria’s Blue Di­a­mond as a two- year- old, has amassed more than $ 1.2 mil­lion in ca­reer earn­ings and has won five from eight starts. She’s got her work cut out for her. The last filly to win the Guineas was Sur­round in 1977.

GIRL POWER: Model and TV per­son­al­ity El­yse Knowles spends a mo­ment with Catchy, the only filly tak­ing on the stallions in the $ 2 mil­lion Guineas, and ( be­low) Jodi Anasta, who will be judg­ing fash­ions on the field for Ever­est Day.

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