Orphee Des Lins won the famous Velka Pardubicka at Pardubice in the Czech Republic.
Ridden by Jan Faltejsek, better known for his association with the George Charlton-trained Knockara Beau, he denied Ronino in another thrilling renewal.
There was, however, to be no fairytale ending for veteran jockey Josef Vana, who was looking for a ninth victory in the race.
Vana partnered three-times Pardubicka scorer Tiumen, whom he also trains, but could only finish third.
The Nick Williams-trained Maljimar fared best of the foreign party in fourth for James Reveley, while Willie Mullins' Uncle Junior finished sixth.