A homebred who races for Stud Rio Dois Irmãos, Look of Love became the first stakes winner for her dam Mandjula, whose sire Roi Normand (by Exclusive Native) led the Brazilian general sire list and the Brazilian broodmare sire list five times each. The winner of the 1988 Sunset Handicap (BRZ-G1), Roi Normand is best remembered in North America as the sire of 2000 American champion older female Riboletta and multiple Grade 1 winner Redattore, both bred in Brazil and imported to the United States.
Mandjula herself became a Group stakes winner at Gávea at age 5, taking the 2011 Grande Prémio Adayr Eiras de Araujo (BRZ-G2) over 2000 meters and the Grande Prémio Euvaldo Lodi (BRZ-G3) over 1600 meters. She is a half sister to 2003 Grande Prémio Juliano Martins (BRZ-G1) winner Irving (by Beyton) and multiple Brazilian Group 2 winner Guardiola (by Choctaw Ridge). Her dam, Sea World, is a winning daughter of Midnight Tiger, a Group 2-placed son of The Minstrel who became an important sire of broodmares in Brazil, and is out of Jaywalk, by multiple Brazilian Group 2 winner Lunard.
This female line reached Brazil via Jaywalk's dam Never Say VII, a daughter of 1954 English champion 3-year-old male Never Say Die and a half sister to 1975 Hungarian champion 2-year-old filly Hungary (by Red God) and minor American stakes winner Thunder of Zion (by Tumble Wind). Also a half sister to Rossaldene (by Mummy's Pet), the dam of English listed stakes winners Regiment (by Shaadi) and Cape Town (by Desert Style), Never Say VII is out of Palestra, a Palestine half sister to English juvenile stakes winner Harwyncyl (by Luminary II).
Look of Love's pedigree carries only one duplication within five generations, a 4x5 cross to Northern Dancer. This is nothing unusual nowadays, but it is worth noting that the crosses come through Northern Dancer's sons Northern Taste (winner of the 1974 Prix de la Forêt and a 10-time champion sire in Japan) and The Minstrel (the 1977 English Horse of the Year and a good though not outstanding sire). Although these two horses differed in their racing proclivities, with Northern Taste preferring no more than a mile and The Minstrel proving quite adept over the European classic distance of 12 furlongs, they were similar in pedigree and physique: Both were maternal grandsons of Victoria Park, and both were smallish, rather chunky chestnuts liberally marked with white. Northern Dancer and Victoria Park were both products of E. P. Taylor's breeding program, and Agnes Gold carries another link to that program through his sire Sunday Silence, whose sire Halo was bred by Taylor and was produced from a half sister to the dam of Northern Dancer.
While Agnes Gold did his best racing over 1800 meters (about 9 furlongs), Look of Love has a distaff-side pedigree laced with stamina influences and should be one to look for if her connections elect to send her after more of the lucrative and prestigious prizes carded at 2000-2400 meters on the Brazilian racing calendar. With a Classic success already attached to her name, there is already plenty to like about Look of Love, and any future major wins---especially wins showcasing the gameness and determination she showed in the Diana---will only provide more to love about a talented young performer.