The visitors were swept aside by Robbie Neilson’s rampant side.
With the fallout from the summer’s SPFL resolution vote still simmering, Hearts supporters wanted the team to lay down a marker against Dundee whose decision to change their vote ultimately saw the Jam Tarts demoted.
Goals from Liam Boyce, Michael Smith, Josh Ginnelly, Andy Halliday and a Stephen Kingsley double saw the title favourites dispatch the team who are seen as the club’s closest challengers.
Afterwards, Hearts official Twitter account scored a fine goal of their own with a post following a popular trend on the social media platform.
Putting two photos back-to-back with captions 'How it started' and ‘How it’s going’, they posted a screenshot of the headline: “Dundee set for SPFL vote u-turn which will likely consign Hearts to relegation with reports of being offered ‘lucrative friendlies.” It was accompanied by a picture of the league table.
The league table, of course, has Hearts top and Dundee bottom.