09/21/2008 11:00PM

Heiler back after big trip


EDMONTON, Alberta - Stephan Heiler is back in town after a successful journey to Assiniboia Downs last weekend and gets the return call aboard Laurolympio in Wednesday's featured seventh race.

The one-mile event for $22,000 claimers drew a competitive field of six older runners.

Laurolympio and probable favorite Oneneverknows both drop a notch off good tries versus $30,000 company at this distance.

Pickinontheolbanjo, a nose winner over Oneneverknows that day, came back to upset allowance foes next out.

Heiler won the Matron at Assiniboia last Saturday with favored Tanika ($3.80). The following afternoon, Heiler guided Tejano Trouble to a second-place finish behind runaway winner and probable Manitoba horse of the year Monsoon Rain in the Gold Cup and was third with Tease the Tiger in the Winnipeg Futurity on closing day of the Assiniboia meeting.

Heiler's fellow Alberta riders Quincy Welch and Jake Barton ventured in the other direction and did not fare so well.

Welch was sixth aboard Broken Hearted in the Grade 3 British Columbia Oaks last Saturday and seventh in Sunday's Grade 3 British Columbia Derby with Bears Home Run for the same connections, Bear Stable and trainer Dale Greenwood.

Barton salvaged a small portion of the $250,000 British Columbia Derby purse by guiding Papa Time to a fifth-place finish in the race won by Krazy Koffee.