However, it's over double the distance that the World Cup champion has been at her best this season and the 22-year old Scot is certainly not short in confidence ahead of her signature event.
But there was disappointment for British team-mate Jon Eley, the 2006 Olympic finalist, in his preferred 500m event.
After crossing the line second in his semi-final, he appeared harshly disqualified for impeding a rival in the closing stages.
He returned to the ice moments later to join forces with Paul Stanley, Jack Whelbourne and Richard Shoebridge in the 3,000m relay but the highly-rated quartet could only finish third in their semi-final behind Holland and Russia, with only the top two progressing.
China's Liang Wenhao and Wang Meng took the men's and women's 500m titles.