There is an ebullience, an energy about Hannon, a vitality that extends from him like an aura. This is after all, the job he was born and bred to.
Successions in sport rarely go smoothly. Yet the evidence from the four seasons since Richard Hannon took over from his father in 2014 could not be more compelling.
A stellar first season in 2014 saw him crowned Champion trainer with the victories of Night of Thunder in the 2,000 Guineas and Toronado in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot offering a sparkling indication of what was to follow.
He backed up the following year with scintillating victories from Pethers Moon in the Coronation Cup, showing his diversity when it comes to training, and adding another victory at the top end for Night Of Thunder in the Lockinge.