I don't think you need a release...because you are issuing another command.
Consider any other chains of commands like the sit in motion...If you're heeling and ask the dog to sit you don't have to free the dog from the heel position to sit and wait for you...Likewise with the Voraus. First you heel down field, and then you send the dog, and then ask them to platz and never in this behavior chain do you don't have to tell them they're free from each behavior.
To my mind, Free is a release for a reward or to go do whatever the dog wants....Not a transition into another behavior. Actually freeing my dogs would have them looking for their ball or their treats or wandering away to pee on something. Although you might have to practice recalling to heel position and rewarding that so they don't get in front of you anticipating a "Find it" game.
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