IN-FORM Australian jockey Steven King has picked up the crack ride on favourite Buzzoff in the Group One A$1 million Foster's Caulfield Cup over 2,400 metres on October 21. Buzzoff has won each of his past four starts and boasts a career record of seven wins and two seconds from just 10 outings. 'I rode him on his second start over 1,200 metres and have no doubt that he's got what it takes to win in the top grade,' King said. 'He really impressed me and it just goes to show that it can be a funny old game. 'It's strange that I'm up here and not down there yet still pick up a great ride like Buzzoff.' The son of Zoffany runs in Saturday's Turnbull Stakes at Flemington as part of his preparation for the Caulfield Cup. King, who has already completed a Caulfield Cup-Melbourne Cup double on the brilliant mare Let's Elope, added: 'If Buzzoff runs well in the Turnbull Stakes and then the Caulfield Cup, then of course you'd have to start thinking about having a crack at the Melbourne Cup itself.' Most of the European challengers appear to be dropping by the wayside in the Melbourne Cup and King feels it is going to be a very even race. 'Basically it's starting to look as if anything has a chance if it can run out the two miles,' he said. Buzzoff heads the ante-post list for the Caulfield Cup at 5-1. He has a featherweight 49.5kg. Meanwhile, Patrick Biancone has confirmed that his prolific Bumper Star will make his eagerly awaited reappearance in Saturday's Sha Tin Trophy. 'He has to start somewhere. He's well and there's no point leaving him in his box,' said the accomplished French handler.