Durham racegoer scoops Â£43,000 worth of prizes after being crowned the most stylish woman
A first time racegoer to Aintree's Ladies Day has walked away with Â£43,000 worth of prizes after being crowned the most stylish woman in her Â£70 dress.
Dressed in a cream and gold baroque print high neck frock, Anna Gilderoy, 25, from Durham, said she was "shocked" after judges declared her the fashionista of the day in the Style Award competition.
Miss Gilderoy who said she would be getting rid of her second hand white VW Golf she had just purchased in favour of the white Ranger Rover Evoque she was presented with, also responded to Queen of Aintree Coleen Rooney's comments on style at the ground.
Earlier in the day Rooney had used Twitter to condemn those who had criticised racegoer's fashion sense.
In a series of tweets, the mother-of-three who attended the first day of the Merseyside races on Thursday to celebrate her 30th birthday, said attendees at Liverpool's social event of the year made a "massive effort" and did not deserve to get "slated".
Miss Gilderoy who saw off thousands of glamorous hopefuls to make it into the final 10, said: "I just think wear what you feel comfortable in, if you feel nice why does it matter to anyone else."
The trainee co-ordinator for a kitchen fitting company said she had been bought the race ticket for her birthday a few weeks ago by her aunt.
She said: "It was a lovely surprise. I was 25 so it was a nice birthday present - best birthday present, even better that I've won this competition. It was amazing."
Miss Gilderoy who had a gold fascinator made to match her dress, which can be bought at ASOS, said she had originally set her sights on Cheltenham but was unable to go to.
She said: "I wanted to go to Cheltenham but obviously it happened for a reason that I couldn't go to Cheltenham and I managed to come here."
The new style queen completed her outfit with cream shoes and gold jewellery.
She also walked away with £8,000 worth of goodies from Liverpool ONE.