figure*, the only available options are
t (top of next page) or
p (end of document).
h have been disabled on purpose, there is probably a strong typographical reason behind it.
Since you state that the placement on the bottom of the page is "not necessary", I suggest you use the
[t] option instead of
Note that the table may appear one the next page instead of the current one. If you really need to control on what page the table is, you may have to move the table definition up in the source code.
\lipsum[1-10] % To create a random first page
[Location of the table in source code]
1 & 2 & 3 \\
4 & 5 & 6 \\
7 & 8 & 9
The table will be on the third page, you'd have to move it up the code to get it in 2nd page.
Further reading: How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX?