05/29/2011 12:07PM

Charles Town: Won't Be Denied wires field in It's Binn Too Long

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Won't Be Denied, under Travis Dunkelberger, holds off Ideal Thoughts by a half-length in the It's Binn Too Long.

Won’t Be Denied, who was all out to win her comeback from an eight-month layoff two weeks earlier, returned to score a wire-to-wire victory in Saturday night’s $51,100 It’s Binn Too Long Stakes for West Virginia-bred 3-year-old fillies at Charles Town.

Ridden by Travis Dunkelberger for Ronald Sigler, who trains and co-owns the daughter of Windsor Castle in partnership with Stephen Mitchell, Won’t Be Denied ($5.80) finished a half-length in front of recent maiden winner Ideal Thoughts after covering 4 ½ furlongs in 52.70 seconds.

Blushing B.J. held off Slew of Bullets, the narrow favorite at 9-5, by a neck for third.

Won’t Be Denied is now 3 for 5 lifetime. Prior to the stakes, she had defeated nonwinners-of-two-lifetime statebred allowance rivals by a half-length after carrying a 2 1/2-length lead into the stretch. She ran a very similar race in the It's Binn Too Long, opening up by two lengths while racing along the rail, and then allowing her advantage to diminish to a half-length as she refused to change leads in the stretch.