08/01/2014 5:07PM

Free as a Bird overcomes slow start to capture Caress


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -   The trip may not have worked out quite like trainer Ian Wilkes had scripted, but the ending surely did, as Free as a Bird overcome some early trouble and finished full of run to run down Jewel of a Cat and Madame Giry to capture Friday’s $100,000 Caress Stakes at Saratoga.