ON the July 30th 2003, the late Pat Eddery rode the Richard Hannon snr trained Reel Buddy to a narrow win in the Sussex Stakes at ‘Glorious’ Goodwood – their last Group 1 success together.

Almost 20 years to the day later, the Richard Hannon jnr-trained Rosallion won the Listed Pat Eddery Stakes at Ascot, looking a future Group 1 performer himself in the process.