Symbols used with Timeform Ratings

The following symbols are used with (or sometimes in place of) Timeform Ratings.

p commonly referred to as a small 'p'; the horse is likely to improve
P commonly referred to as a large 'P'; the horse is capable of much better
+ the horse may be better than rated
? the rating is suspect or (used alone) the horse is out of form or cannot be assessed with confidence
the 'Timeform squiggle'; the horse is unreliable (for temperamental or other reasons)
the 'double squiggle'; the horse is so unsatisfactory as to be not worth a rating
x a poor jumper
xx so bad a jumper as to be not worth a rating


   source www.timeform.com