Eloquent Mach ($7.50) takes out $25,000 Battle of Bunbury

Driver Stuart McDonald celebrated after leading Eloquent Mach ($7.50) to victory in one of the South West's biggest pacing events - the $25,000 Battle of Bunbury 3yo+ MS Pace (2100 metres). 

The New Zealand bay gelding, trained by Gary Hall Senior, held steady during the race and led at the bell. 

Eloquent Mach went on to finish just a neck ahead of Hall snr's other entrant, race favourite Major Trojan.

The Kiwi onslaught continued, after the aptly-named Kiwi Legend ($4.40) secured the Hit FM 3yo+ SS Pace.

Led by trainer/driver Stephen Reed, the bay gelding led at the bell before holding his position on the final lap. 

As the outside leader at the bell, fellow Kiwi Smackwater Jack remained in contention. 

Kiwi Legend crossed the line just 1.2m in front of race favourite Captain Proud. 

The $7,500 Sky Racing MS Trot saw trainer/driver Nathan Turvey and Tenno Sho ($4) outclass the competition.

Leading at the bell and performing favourably on the last lap, the brown gelding finished a full 10.6 metres ahead of Kiwis One Bid Guys and The Male Model. 

New Zealand bay gelding, and race favourite, Mortician - one of Turvey's three entrants in the race - crossed in fourth place. 

Turvey and fellow driver Michael Grantham both notched up a double in last weekend's meet, while Gary Hall Jr. earned himself a treble. 

Pacing action will return to the Bunbury Trotting Club/Donaldson Park on Saturday, March 23. 

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