FIREWORKS are likely at this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival, but it can be questioned whether anything over hurdles will manage to top what Benie Des Dieux achieved when trotting up in the John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran Park last Thursday week.

Apple’s Jade ended up running a stinker, and Benie Des Dieux might not have been left with a lot to beat on the day, but she did it most stylishly and in an apparently good time.