04/12/2006 11:00PM

Beulah: Acts Like a King returns

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Acts Like a King, who returns from a 6 1/2-month layoff, squares off against recent maiden winner Out of View in the $50,000 Howard B. Noonan Stakes at Beulah Park. The six-furlong race for 3-year-old Ohio-breds has a field of nine.

Acts Like a King captured the Hoover at River Downs last July before finishing third against open company in the $200,000 Cradle Stakes in September. Acts Like a King ended his 2-year-old campaign at Beulah on Oct. 1 in the $60,000 Juvenile, dueling for the lead in the final three-eighths of a mile and dropping a neck decision at odds of 1-2 in the 1 1/16-mile stakes.

Overall, Acts Like a King sports a record of 1-3-1 from 5 starts good for $62,600 in earnings for his owner-breeder, Fred Nemann. Kris Nemann trains Acts Like a King and her son Nathan Solomon, who rode the colt in all of his starts last year, retains the mount.

Out of View reversed his form when he scored an easy 10-length gate-to-wire victory over maiden special weight company at Mountaineer on March 31, recording a field topping 94 Beyer Speed Figure. In his four races before that race, he had hit the board only once. A repeat of hiw win would make Out of View tough to beat. Dean Sarvis will be in from Kentucky to ride Out of View for trainer Bernie Flint.

Dooze returned from a six-month layoff and scored a 7 1/2-length victory over older allowance company at six furlongs on March 29. Luis Martinez Jr. has a return call aboard Dooze for trainer Dougie Cowans.