I am not sure whether I understand you here .. If you do not want to print the "LAST 3 ROWS" of the recordset at any point , then why do you need to specify the number "9". Instead you can alter your query like " LIMIT 6" .
But if you need to eliminate the "LAST 3 ROWS OF THE TABLE" , then you can give it as "LIMIT 3,9" . Not sure whether this would answer your question.Can you come up with an example?