THERE will be no getting off the treadmill for the next six months. From now until the end of the season there will be a frenzy of racing activity, and that was reflected in yesterday's trackwork session at Sha Tin. There were plenty of horses out on the track and their form is beginning to pick up following the 'flu epidemic which closed down racing temporarily. This is not to say that the 'flu has been banished. Ivan Allan, for instance, reported that one of his had just started to show symptoms of the virus in the last couple of days. Wednesday's meeting on the Happy Valley dirt is when the treadmill starts to roll. It has the look of a typically mundane midweek affair. The Class Three minimum sprint over 1,030 metres saw Derek Cruz ask his Longain to work along a bit. He came home in one minute 17.3 but the bare time probably flatters Longain who does not seem to be working with his usual zest. The first section of the Class Four handicap over a mile saw another of Cruz's horses work along in fair time. His Oriental Oilfield hit the line in 1:18.1 for his 1,200-metre gallop and though the time was slower than Longain's effort for the sprint, he did it a fair bit more easily. That said, Oriental Oilfield is only a modest sort. Patrick Biancone's Glory Of Pakistan had no trouble in dispensing with his stablemate, the Class Six rated I'm Easy in preparation for this first division of the mile handicap. But then Glory Of Pakistan is one of those deceptive horses who always works well but rarely delivers the goods come his races. If he was a golfer, he would drive like Greg Norman but wouldn't sink too many of those vital four-foot putts. David Hill's Limelight has been working really well over the past fortnight. Yesterday he went appreciably better than stablemate Four Winds in a solid hit-out, clocking a pleasing 24.4 seconds for his final 400 metres in his second lap. It is no fluke that the Limelights of Hill's stable, that is to say the lower grade handicappers, win their share of races season after season. It is to do with the way he works them. They do plenty of double rounds and are brought to a level of fitness that does not expose any of the weakness that are inherent in these more moderate performers. Hill has Limelight in good order. But he won't find Mas'cot Land any walkover from Biancone's yard and there has also been good work going into this competitive event from Geoff Lane's last-start winner, Better Choice and also from John Moore's Easy Beat. It should be a tight little tussle and looks an ideal double trio event. Tony Cruz has been busying himself picking up rides for the next couple of meetings following his split with his brother, Derek Cruz. Yesterday, Tony was on the Lawrie Fownes-trained Innovation who he looks set to ride in the San Miguel Silver Tankard next weekend. Innovation worked very well with stablemate, Crown Counsel, who is one worth bearing in mind for a future bet. They notched a fierce 1:13.7 during their searching 1,200-metre gallop.