Hiddon Coin landed a double at Wolverhampton last month but could only manage third over 6f here on his latest start. HILLBILLY BOY needs to reverse last month's form with the latter but has improved since then winning twice on the Polytrack and has experience of the Fibresand to draw on. Bill Turner's charge should just edge this given he meets Newcastle winner Krupskaya on favourable terms and Bix has failed to beat a rival in his last four outings.
Hiddon Coin (IRE) 4-5fav (8-12) Tracked leader until over 4f out, tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, last of 3, 2 1/2l behind Girl At The Sands (8-9) at Southwell 6f 3yo clm stks (6) fbs.
Hillbilly Boy (IRE) Evensfav (8-10) Tracked leaders, headway and switched right over 1f out, ridden to lead final 75 yards, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol beating Lady Lunchalot (8-3) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Krupskaya (FR) 5-1 (8-13) Led, pushed along halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Secret Symphony (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Bix (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Prominent, outpaced over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 4, 31l behind It's Only Business (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.