A lot of noise has been made around Greg Davis entering the Q-school... latest article in the press being this one http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/others ... Steve.html
It's inevitable probably, but I'm not sure it does the young lad any favour. It's putting pressure on him even before he even starts and people will always tend to compare him to his illustrious father rather than judge him objectively on his own merits. Same as Axel Merckx who was a decent rider but was always compared to his father Eddy, the cycling GOAT and never came even close to him.
I saw somebody discussing this on another snooker forum earlier this week. Somebody made the point that there are many young people trying to make it through Q-School, who people haven't heard of or don't give a stuff about because they aren't the son of Steve Davis.
Always going to be the way, in any industry, if a child follows a hugely successful parent. It's expanded somewhat in the fields of entertainment or sport if their parent is a mega-star or legend. The same thing is happening in boxing with Chris Eubank Jr. who has had two fights, but is coming with certain hype based on being his father's son.
As you say there are drawback with giving the lad that sort of attention and pressure. Even if he does suceed, he's going to get sick of talking about his dad the whole time. But if he's determined, he could make a positive out of it. Straight off the bat, he's going to have a father who is still on the main tour with which to practice. And of course, there are going to be many doors this is going to open for him further into his career, should he make it.
Good luck to the boy.