07/19/2005 11:00PM

River Downs track report


Acts Like a King, an 8 1/2-length winner of the Hoover Stakes on Sunday, will likely be pointed toward the Cradle Stakes on Sept. 5, trainer Kris Nemann said. Acts Like a King might start next in the $25,000 Cradle Prep at a mile and 70 yards, a race traditionally run three weeks before the Cradle.

Acts Like a King's win in the Hoover, for which he earned a 79 Beyer Speed Figure, capped a big day for Nemann and her son, jockey Nathan Solomon. Earlier on Sunday's program, they teamed to win a $13,500 statebred allowance with Bestrongspeaktrue, who has now won two straight allowances on the main track.

* Jockey Lori Wydick suffered only bruises when she was kicked by a horse at the starting gate on Monday's card, agent Jeff Petry said. Precautionary X-rays revealed no fracture, but Wydick was expected to take three to four days off from riding to make a full recovery.

* Cincinnati Red, a 3-year-old son of The Deputy, won a nonwinners-of-two allowance by 20 lengths Monday, covering six furlongs in 1:09.80, the fastest clocking at the distance at River Downs this decade. Cincinnati Red earned an 87 Beyer and has now won 2 of 5 career starts.

* Jockey Perry Ouzts won four races on Tuesday's nine-race card, winning aboard Crimson Dancer ($6.60), Rome Is Burning ($7.20), Boone's Dad ($14), and Another Annie ($7.60).