08/18/2003 12:00AM

Louisiana Downs: Golden Rhythm scores


BOSSIER CITY, La. - Golden Rhythm rallied strongly under Kirk LeBlanc to capture the $50,000 Sangue Handicap at Louisiana Downs. Due to Win Again finished a neck back in second, followed by Milligram.

LeBlanc kept Golden Rhythm ($8) well off the early fractions set by Sheza Nasty Lady before ranging up three wide to challenge in the second turn of the 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares. Due to Win Again also lodged a bid with a quarter-mile remaining and proved stubborn in the long stretch battle. The final time was 1:41.89 on firm going.