Mick Price unveiled his second BECK Caulfield Guineas contender is as many days today when Lord Sherwood made a winning debut at Cranbourne.

The well-bred son of Encosta de Lago, who is out of former Stakes-winner Lady Marion, turned in a fighting on-pace effort in the $17,500 De Bortoli Wines Plate (1200m) to confirm Price’s strong opinion of the colt.

The Caulfield trainer confirmed the $1 million Guineas, a 1600m event at Caulfield on 12 October, was the aim and he would make his way there via the traditional lead-ups.

“He can have a little break now and (he’ll make a) nice Spring colt,” Price said of Lord Sherwood, who was ridden by Stephen Baster.

“Those races that lead into the Caulfield Guineas are usually all 1200 metres, so he’ll go into a 1200, up in class and come back off the speed a little bit. But 1400, 1600 (will be) beautiful. He’ll be a lovely 1600-metre horse.”

Lord Sherwood’s win came 24 hours after Longma scored a stunning eight-length debut win at Werribee.

Further evidence of Price’s strong team of rising three-year-olds will come at Flemington on Saturday when Resistant and Worth A Ransom contest the $80,000 Riverdale Inglis Bonus Plate (1400m).

Resistant is already a city winner, while Worth A Ransom impressed in his 5.5-length debut win at Echuca on 8 July.

Lord Sherwood’s win was the first leg of a winning double for Price, who later won the $17,500 Procon Developments Maiden Plate (1600m) with Dargio.

The Darci Brahma four-year-old, who is out of well-performed staying mare Giovana, strolled home by seven lengths with Dale Smith in the saddle.

The full field for Saturday’s Flemington event is available via the link with results from the Cranbourne meeting accessible here