In-Play Hints draw upon information supplied by Timeform’s race-reporting and tissue-compiling teams, as well as from Betfair’s historical price data, and take a number of forms.
They can be found at the head of the Race Card view in Race Passes from 7 o'clock the evening before racing. The pace forecast can also be found in declared runners versions of the Timeform Race Card. (For obvious reasons, it's impossible to provide a pace forecast at the five-day entry stage.)
General hints take in-play price data from the course in question, identifying significant examples of predictability or unpredictability over a sizeable length of time and large number of cases.
Pace forecast hints use early positional figures (as noted by Timeform’s race reporters) from the horses’ recent records to establish the likely pace of a race.
Specific pace hints identify individual horses that may be suited or unsuited by the forecast pace scenario.
Individual price hints identify horses that have a recent record of trading low in-play and losing, or trading high in-play and winning.
Short-priced hints identify horses forecast as likely to go off at low odds (in the context of the field size) and display pertinent price and run-style information about their recent efforts.