As above, I think you'll be very happy with split contrast printing this neg... I would personally print for the highlights and skip the prefash. (Unless you're careful, you're only adding mud to the highlights). If it gave you trouble before, eliminate the variables and try to do just one thing with it.

Looking at the link you supplied, I think you can fix the contrast wonderfully. (Either way, it should be a dynamic, contrasty scene... It suits it... )

joe

p.s. Post a scan once you get it, I'm sure everyone would be interested in seeing where it went...