Criterion has had five starts since joining the Lindsay Park team late last year.Criterion has had five starts since joining the Lindsay Park team late last year. Photo: Getty Images

David Hayes is a step closer to crossing another item off his bucket list with Criterion a possible contender in Europe’s most prestigious race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Hayes’ co-trainer Tom Dabernig said the four-year-old, who is at Newmarket preparing for the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 17, would be nominated for the Arc in October.