08/04/2003 12:00AM

Retama: Golden Rhythm stalks 'em


Golden Rhythm drove to a 1 1/4-length win over favorite Academic Angel in the $50,000 Margarita Breeders' Cup. It was a neck back in third to Caustic Remark.

Golden Rhythm ($6) stalked pacesetter Tyger River through fractions of 24.47 seconds for the opening quarter and 48.95 for the half-mile in the 1 1/16-mile turf race for fillies and mares. Golden Rhythm took over in the stretch and ran the distance in 1:44.31.