Successions in sport rarely go smoothly. Yet the evidence from the two seasons since Richard Hannon took over from his father in 2014 could not be more compelling.
A stellar first season 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.
The dynasty is in good hands. Father and son have long been a formidable team though giving his father instructions since he stepped down to be his assistant is not always straight forward.