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Published 17/04/2010 | 05:00

Team Ballydoyle has started the Flat campaign in typically modest fashion, but a serious statement was made on its behalf at Newmarket on Wednesday.

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Elusive Pimpernel, whose only defeat as a juvenile came when St Nicholas Abbey put him away in a Group One in October, ran away with the 2000 Guineas trial, paying Aidan O'Brien's unbeaten colt the ultimate compliment in the process.

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