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Myer model Elyse Knowles with Home Ground. Picture: Alex Coppel

Myer model Elyse Knowles with Home Ground. Picture: Alex Coppel

THE final preparations have started as celebrities and fashion lovers across Melbourne get ready for one of the racing calendar’s most glamorous days.Elyse Knowles, a Myer ambassador for the Melbourne Cup Carnival, will sport a pair of stunning diamond Bulgari earrings, worth around $35,000.

“I’ll be holding onto these for dear life today,” she said.

The model says she’ll wear a black Alex Perry dress with an Ezara headpiece for the day’s trackside action.

Elyse Knowles came face-to-face with feisty Derby contender Home Ground ahead of tomorrow’s big race.

Making her first appearance at the Melbourne Cup Carnival as a Myer ambassador, Knowles said the three-year-old gelding was fired up leading into the $2 million AAMI Derby at Flemington.

“He’s so big, so lean, so tall. I’ll put money on him, he looks like a winner to me,” she said.

Australia’s most popular jockey, Hugh Bowman, who has ridden Winx to a record number of wins, will take the reins on Home Ground.Derby Day heralds the beginning of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and Knowles says there’s nothing more exciting than driving into the course alongside an expected 90,000 fellow racegoers.

“As soon as you drive in, you see the roses popping out everywhere, you see all the fashion and everyone looking so amazing,” she said.

The style stakes will be high with the start of Myer Fashions on the Field, co-hosted by ambassadors Rachael Finch and Kris Smith.

Guest judges will include face of Myer Jennifer Hawkins, VRC official stylist Elliot Garnaut and Myer Fashions on the Field ambassadors Kirsten Clemens and Dalton Graham.