And when the wannabe Marias were pitched against
their mighty ITV reality rival X Factor, they never stood a chance.
Royal King (4.37pm) was found wanting in three starts in A5 company, but the ease in grade saw him run by far his best race to date and John Coleman's dog can go one better pitched against
Today's quarter-final features the cream of the North West champion pitched against
their rivals from the Midlands.
But after being pitched against
United, bosses feel it would be inappropriate in the light of the Munich plane crash in which seven of the Busby Babes died in 1958.
NEW Bond girl Rachel Grant is to to be pitched against
Her Majesty's most famous secret agent - but she has revealed she is actually related to the Queen.
"I pitched against
him in Washington when I was a Senator in 1960.
DON LARSEN, when asked what he could possibly do to improve on the perfect game he pitched against
the Dodgers in the 1956 World Series: "Pitch two imperfect one-hit games."
Around the same time as Toroni and Buren (the question of anteriority gets particularly thorny here), Viallat decided to stick to a single shape, endlessly repeated in his canvases and thus briefly acquiring the status of a "readymade." But unlike Buren, who had renounced the painterly skill that is so striking in his pre-1967 works, Viallat proposed to reconsider a tradition that had been all but forgotten in France: that of Matisse's expansiveness, an expansiveness that, right from 1906, had been directly pitched against
the academic secundarity of color (it must be remembered that for the French public, until Pierre Schneider's large Matisse retrospective in 1970, the work of the master had been almost reduced to the odalisques of the '20s).
A source told the publication that while the bosses are still finalising the other details, Cole has made it clear she didn't want to be pitched against
another female again.
Each show finishes with a high pressure game in which the winning Cleverdick is pitched against
a cascade of questions on the studio's digital wall.