A recent stable recruit, Archedemus put the writing on the wall with a solid fourth to Amingiri on return in the Hawkesbury Cup in April.
He was sent out favourite at his next start but after handing up the lead to eventual winner Man Of Peace, battled to the line in fourth.
It was a performance that prompted Pride to call on the services of Rawiller, noted for his aggressive riding style, to partner Archedemus in Saturday's Drinkwise Mile (1600m) at Randwick.
"He's come through it super. It wasn't a hard run for him at all unfortunately," Pride said.
"He hasn't had much go his way this prep.
"If he can win, it will set him up so I can put him aside and get him ready for the spring."
A $5 chance in early markets, Archedemus is a two-time stakes winner and has been victorious at two of his three starts over Saturday's 1600m journey.