The gelding confirmed his place in the final field up at Caloundra on Friday evening, winning a race for the first time in his young career, after going so close in his first three attempts.
As Sharryn explains, Thelwell is as easy going as it gets, he never really shows much in his work and does not waste energy.
The stable did not realise exactly what they had until his first trial – where he ran second to Mishani Warfare, who will also be in the Classic field on Saturday – and he has flourished since.
The well-educated youngster ran second to red-hot favourite Coolangatta two starts back and while Thelwell is rated a $41 hope with the TAB on Saturday, Sharryn knows her runner will give it his all against the big names from down south.
“He will try 110% percent and Justin Stanley will ride him as perfect as he can,” Sharryn said.
“At the end of the day with two-year-old races, it is usually won by the horse that has the luck.
“We are happy to get into the Magic Millions field and anything else from here is just a bonus.
“Just getting into the race for us is awesome.”
Leading provincial hoop Justin Stanley, who has ridden Thelwell in three of his four career efforts, is a close friend of Sharryn’s and will take the engagement again on Saturday.
Stanley has had success in juvenile feature races on the Gold Coast over the last 12 months, claiming the QTIS Jewel with Sweet Dolly, and Sharryn cannot be happier with the booking, declaring he was a great horseman that can read a race as good as anyone.
Young Jack, who says he is more interested in cows than horses – but is still a keen follower of racing, was glad to be able to snag barrier five for his mum.
“It was pretty cool, I was a bit nervous but I was real happy after picking number five,” Jack said.
Meanwhile, Magic Millions managing director Barry Bowditch said there was a buzz in the air on Tuesday following the addition of two new races for next year’s carnival.
In 2023, Magic Millions will add The Syndicate (1200m, 3YOs & up) and Magic Millions The Debut (900m, 2YO) to the race program, which has created plenty of interest within the racing industry, Bowditch thinks.
“Doing the rounds of the complex over the last few days, participants are embracing the two new concepts,” Bowditch said.
“Obviously The Syndicate has got huge traction with all our big ownership groups with people looking to earmark a horse for the race next year.
“They are already plotting a plan, which is fantastic.
“The Debut has spread like wildfire, everyone is trying to get in, it is going to be something extraordinary.
“Trainers are going to be at fever pitch barrier trialling these horses to qualify them for the race in 2023.”
Racing Queensland CEO Brendan Parnell is looking forward to The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday this Saturday.
“We are on the Glitter Strip of Australian tourism on the Gold Coast, the sun is shining on the beach and it is a lot of fun,” Parnell said.
“You will see everyone from racing – jockeys, owners, trainers – and it is very relaxed off course until the racing and the bidding starts.
“It is a great fun week on the holiday hotspot of Australia.”