Based with Olly Murphy, Jan Wellens look like an exciting novice hurdling prospect for Deva Racing.
A three-year-old son of Dutch Art and out of a full-sister to a Grp-1 winner, he got off the mark for previous connections in a mile and a quarter Roscommon handicap in June. On that occasion he showed a fine attitude to get the better of a protracted battle with the runner-up, and it was clear that a step up in distance had allowed him to improve upon his previous form.
After just six starts Jan Wellens has more to offer on the level, but his greatest potential surely lies over hurdles.
His sire has had numerous winners over timber previously, and there are jumps winners to be found on the distaff side of this exceptional pedigree. Jan Wellens has the stamina for the winter game and will be suited by any cut in the ground.
He has joined a stable that is quickly establishing itself as one of the most powerful in the country and he looks certain to add to his tally in the near future.