HitTest detect random duplicated instance

I’ve got this code on my frame:

if (_root.count <= 20) {
duplicateMovieClip("_root.clip", “clip”+_root.count, _root.count);
_root[“clip”+_root.count]._x = random(500)+50;
_root[“clip”+_root.count]._y = random(1)+20;

And I need to figure out how to have the hitTest see the randomly generated instances of this duplicated mc.

I can get the hitTest to see the first instance (called “clip”), but then it doesn’t see all the rest.

Here’s the code I have on the hitTestMC:

onClipEvent (enterFrame) {
if (_root.chime1, hitTest(_root.clip)) {

thanks for looking