Close your eyes and you are instantly brought to Ballydoyle.
"Better, worse or the same, John? Okay, one again. Evan, steady along. How is he moving, Emma? You go steady, Helen. Steady along to halfway and ask for a bit more after the second gap."
The voice sounds the same, the knowledge seems the same, the attention to detail is definitely the same and the results are starting to look the same but this is Owning, not Ballydoyle, and this is Joseph O'Brien, not Aidan.
It is the week after Rekindling gave us all another reason to cease calling him "Aidan's son" and the youngest ever Melbourne Cup-winning trainer has the window of his Range Rover rolled down and is politely giving instructions to the second lot. A few minutes later and they gallop by, each one earning a longer stare than the one before.
"Okay, John?" "Yeah, very good, Joseph." "Okay, Evan?" "All good, Joseph." "Okay, Emma?" Very good, Joseph." "Okay, Helen?" "He felt good this morning, Joseph." Never let an interview get in the way of a morning's work.
The horses are being hosed down so it is time for talking. The first question to be thrown at the 24-year-old is to describe how good 2017 has been? Could he put into words how amazing these last 12 months have been? To win a Melbourne Cup so early in his career? Big mistake.
"To be honest, David, we could've had a better year," he replies, to a gasp from the quiz-master. Surely not? "It's true. We had a good year, and I fully understand how lucky I am and really appreciate everybody who has made it happen, but we could have had a better year.
"That isn't me being modest or anything like that. There is no doubt in my mind that we could've had a better year, we could've had more winners, we could have done better."
What constitutes better?
"I don't set goals. When I was riding I never set goals either. I never said that if I don't ride 100 winners it is a bad year or anything like that. I always just try to do the best I can with what we have. We have had more than 100 winners this calendar year, but we need to have more next year. What was good enough last year is not going to be good enough next year. You need to keep improving all the time."
This is coming from a 24-year-old who has just trained the winner of the Melbourne Cup. Wonder where he got such high standards from?
Melbourne was mesmerised by Joseph O'Brien. For someone so young to win their richest and greatest race. For someone so young to conduct themselves so professionally before, during and after the event. For someone so young to have come so far in such a short space of time. The wallabies were spellbound.
"The thing that shocked me most was the magnitude of it all," begins O'Brien as he reflects on Rekindling's stunning success. "It's incredible how far across the world it goes. I got texts from people telling me 'well done' who wouldn't have had a clue that the Derby was on in June or anything like that.
"There were people who wouldn't watch a horse race from one year to the next who got in touch, that's how big it is. I even got a tweet from the President of Ireland. There were so many tweets I couldn't even get around to reading them all.
"I tried to take it all in at the time as much as I could. You can never expect to win a race like the Melbourne Cup again any time soon so I realised at the time that I needed to try to soak it all in. I enjoyed it as best as I could.
"I didn't realise I would have to speak after it and, I have to admit, that was the most nervous part. Having to speak to everyone was the hardest thing of all. I never get nervous during races. Even during the Melbourne Cup, I was never nervous watching it. It was the bit afterwards that was nerve-wracking. Like how many people are watching me being interviewed? Thousands? Millions? I just needed to try and hold everything together."
O'Brien held it together brilliantly despite the magnitude of the occasion and so too did Rekindling.
"We always knew he was the right type of horse for a Melbourne Cup. He was not too hard to train so that meant that we wouldn't have to do too much with him in quarantine. We obviously knew that he stays, he relaxes well too and he had enough pace to win a Group race over a mile and a quarter.
"He had all the right credentials but originally we were thinking it might be an option for him in 2018. Then, after his run in the St Leger at Doncaster, Nick [Williams] felt that we should go this year. I was 100 per cent behind him when he said that and away we went.
"He's the easiest horse in the place to train. We just kept him fresh all year. He ran every month but his form never tailed off so we knew we were doing something right. He's very small and light but, as the year went on, he was getting stronger and stronger.
"He was only 420kgs at the start of the year. You have no idea how light that is for a horse. He just has a very good attitude and he obviously has a big engine. It's as simple as that really."
There are still those who put Rekindling's famous triumph down to Aidan. They believe Joseph is playing the part of copycat and plagiarising his father word for word. The truth is that such a theory couldn't be further from the truth.
"I did ring Dad to have a small chat about Rekindling but it's very hard for him to give advice because our routine here is so, so different to his in Ballydoyle.
"The facilities are so different so you cannot have the same routine. What Rekindling was doing in quarantine in Australia was very, very different to what Dad's horse [Johannes Vermeer] was doing.
"After a couple of days down there, the lads wanted to gallop Rekindling on grass every day. Mark, MJ and Shay did not want to go on the all-weather any more. Those were the type of decisions which the lads made and I was happy that it was what they wanted to do.
"They said he feels better on the grass, so he went on grass. I hadn't seen the horse for five weeks Mark sent me videos of him working every day.
"When I first came here, I was still riding and we had eight or ten horses owned by my Mum [Annemarie]. The routine we used to do with those horses isn't even remotely close to what we do with the horses now. I have constantly changed things. We were doing too much with them at the start, then we were doing too little with them and, right now, we think we have found the right routine which works. You vary it slightly for different horses."
Whatever the routine now is, it is certainly working. Although the 'if it's not broken, don't fix it' idiom is not heard around here. Things are always being fixed, even if they are working perfectly.
So, what is the perfect year for Joseph O'Brien?
"I don't want to sound cocky here but I want to be competing at the very top, both on the Flat and with jumpers," he replies.
Is that achievable, I ask? Stupid question.
"Why not! I really don't see why not."
Why not, indeed. When your name is Joseph O'Brien you seem to be able to pull rabbits out of hats on every stage you step up on to. Even the biggest one of all at Flemington.
What next for Rekindling
"He's coming back to me. He'll stay in Australia for a while on a little holiday but he'll come back to me in January. The Ascot Gold Cup will probably be his ultimate target. If we got a good draw there, it's a race which could suit him very well. He settles well and stays, so it would be the race for him."
"There's very good prize-money and it's competitive racing. If I ever have a horse which I think is capable of running well down there, I'd have no hesitation in sending one down there again. I'd be all for it. We were unbelievably well looked after down there by Racing Victoria and Lloyd and Nick Williams. I really did enjoy every bit of it and tried to take it in as much as I could."
His winter team
"My best horses are novice hurdlers. The likes of Le Richebourg, Early Doors and a few others. Whether they're good enough to compete at the top, I don't know. Only time will tell. Being realistic about it, it's going to be about three or four years before I have a proper team of jumpers."