Newly crowned champion trainer Caspar Fownes will encounter stronger opposition next season, with four-time champion trainer John Size promising a resurgence. Size, although inclined to err on the conservative side in success predictions, said crack miler Armada and exciting, unbeaten young sprinter Warrior would spearhead a resurgence for his stable in the 2007-08 term. 'I wouldn't want to say I'll be winning the title back, that's not my style, but I'm confident we'll have a much better season,' Size said. 'We have a number of very promising young horses who should do well, provided their soundness holds up, and that's important when you're talking about premierships. The younger horses can put a number of wins together, while the older, more established horses are doing well to win a couple in a season.' Size said Warrior, who bolted up by 41/4 lengths on debut at Sha Tin on May 20, could be one of the pillars for the new term, while Armada - Hong Kong's Champion Miler for 2006-07 - gives him a great chance of landing some of the Group Ones. 'Armada is very well,' Size (pictured) said. 'He'll have another month on the sidelines while the tracks are closed, but will then be straight back in business, aimed towards the [Cathay Pacific] Hong Kong Mile. 'Warrior had some problems acclimatising to Hong Kong - it took him a while to adapt to the warmth and humidity. 'But he started to come right late in the season and showed us what he could do in that one run down the straight. When he comes back as a four-year-old, he'll be stronger and more mature, and I think he should be able to do well for us.' Size said there were a number of other promising youngsters who could revive the stable's fortunes, but stopped short of declaring it a winning hand. 'I don't have the number of transfer horses that I've had in previous years to be confident of, say, 55 winners, which you need to be competitive for the premiership.' Tony Cruz, who set a record of 91 winners in 2004-05 in landing his second trainers' title, said he was optimistic about another strong season built on the private purchase (PP) horses he produced late in the term. 'Horses like Floral Pegasus, Royal Prince, Helene Brilliant, Leading Ahead and Survey Survey give us an exciting base for next season, but any bid for a premiership will depend on the younger horses,' Cruz said. 'I'm still not sure what I'll have in terms of the younger ones. I'm going through all the horses at the moment, retiring a few of the older ones and am leaving for England to buy some more PPs.'