A step up in trip and dispensing with the cheekpieces did the trick as Sophosc won under the lights at Chelmsford City ridden by Richard Kingscote.

This was a 6th career win for the 5yr old and his 2nd success for the yard.

Despite the small field, it wasn’t plain sailing tonight. After Berrahri set a steady pace, the race turned into something a two furlong dash in the home straight.

Sophosc got on top with half a furlong to run and went on to win by half a length.