Robbie Power has eyes fixed on King George glory with Lostintranslation

Special goggles will help the jockey find a route to success on board one ot the favourites in the annual Chrismas highlightFor many among the 20,000 crowd at Kempton Park on Thursday afternoon, the King George on Boxing day is as familiar and traditional a part of their Christmas experience as feeble cracker jokes and indigestion. For others, though, this will be their first taste of the unique atmosphere at the showpiece event of the festive racing programme. Robbie Power, for instance, who will be riding Lostintranslation, one of the favourites, in the day’s big race.Power is 37 and in his 19th season as a jump jockey, with a cv that already includes wins in the Grand National, the Cheltenham Gold Cup and more than two dozen other Grade One races on the sport’s biggest days. But his route through jumping’s major events has never before taken him to Kempton Park on Boxing Day. In fact, he has had only one ride at the course in his life, in a hurdle race just a couple of months ago. Continue reading…