Rayeni showed reservoirs of stamina to claim Listed honours in the Go Racing In Kildare Festival Waterford Testimonial Stakes at the Curragh today.
The John Oxx-trained chestnut gained a discernible lead at the one-furlong pole, but was hauled back by Luisant on the dash to the line.
Although that rival was fleetingly nudged into a slender advantage by Willie Supple, Mick Kinane was in an uncompromising mood.
The 5-4 favourite, owned by the Aga Khan, galloped strongly when pressed by Luisant to bag first place by a neck.
Genki, trained by Roger Charlton, was third.
Aidan O'Brien's Lady Lupus (9-2) dug deep for Johnny Murtagh to deny Atasari an all-the-way win in the Lanwades And Staffordstown Studs Stakes.
Settled in second in the early exchanges, Lady Lupus looked a beaten filly at the two-furlong pole, but the Jim Bolger-trained long-time leader started to tread water.
Murtagh was all out to get his mount into the lead, but she responded well inside the distance to secure Listed honours by three-quarters of a length.
Akdarena stuck on from the rear to take third.
O'Brien said: "She is a tough staying filly, and it was maybe a bit unfair to run her back so quick.
"Johnny said she is still very green and she was pulling up in front, but I think she could be a smart filly for next year.
"She is very tough."