When I walked this course, I realized that there was no way I was going to beat Belle to the #18 tunnel exit and avoid the off-course to the panel if I ran with the A-frame on my left. I decided to use our distance skills and stay as far away as possible from the weave poles and do a front cross between #17 and #18. Belle picked up a real head of steam once she exited the weaves, and despite the fact that I ran as fast as I could, I felt lucky to get in a blind cross at that point. Even though I fell behind while she was running through the tunnel, Belle followed my verbal and kept running straight ahead to the finish.
On one of our other runs, I tried a rear cross, and although it worked, Belle hesitated upon exiting the tunnel and looked at me for direction. One thing I forgot to try was blind crossing or front crossing the weave pole exit and running with #17 on my right. Several people tried this and it worked out pretty well as long as their dogs would drive on without them for the final two jumps. I didn't think I could run fast enough for this to be successful for us, but you never know if you don't try.
I also messed around handling the dogwalk on my right. After the A-frame, I slowed down drastically while sending Belle over #10. Then I pulled her back to the dogwalk. Then I was able to rear cross #12 and #14. However, I found that plan to be less than ideal since it cause Belle to turn too abruptly and she did some slipping.
On the first run, several dogs had way too much momentum going after the triple and were unable to stay on the table. On subsequent runs, several handlers (including me) took the jump after the dogwalk for granted and failed to support their dog's path.